Music and Lyrics (2007)
Critic Consensus: Music & Lyrics is a light and pleasant romantic comedy that succeeds because of the considerable charm of its co-stars. The music segments featuring Hugh Grant are worth the price of admission.
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as Alex Fletcher
as Sophie Fisher
as Chris Riley
as Rhonda Fisher
as Sloan Cates
as Colin Thompson
as Greg Antonsky
as Cora Corman
as Pop Bass Player
as Pop Guitar Player
as Pop Drummer
as Has-Beens Promo Anno...
as David Newbert
as Janice Stern
as Lucy Fisher
as Gary Fisher
as Beth Riley
as Security Guard
as Stage Manager
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Critic Reviews for Music and Lyrics
It's more fun than a Spandau Ballet/Tears for Fears concert circa 1985, and I mean that in a good way.
Lawrence has a distinct lack of ability to write anything remotely resembling a real human. Maybe romantic comedies don't really need that sort of thing but if there's nothing else going for it - and there's nothing else going for it - it would help.
Move beyond the lame title, and you'll find an unexpectedly good movie, with the inspired casting of Drew Berry and Hugh Grant possessing the necessary chemistry to lift this rote, manufactured story into something appealing.
Audience Reviews for Music and Lyrics
Good original rom com. Very catchy music and excellent take on Wham duo. Hugh Grant plays a 80s pop star who has lost his glory. He teams up with a hip new songstress who wants him to write a song for them but he gets writer's block. A girl (Drew) who waters his plants helps him out.
The first five minutes were pure gold and the rest of the film an everlasting backslide. But the two leads are pretty charismatic, so it wasn't, like, a complete waste of time. The love song is nice in a poppy, catchy kind of way.
Certainly a brave romcom as Hugh Grant plays a has been 80's rock star (think: the other guy in Wham, no, not George Michael, the other guy) looking to not has been. That means a singing and dancing Hugh - that's where the bravery comes in, him to do it, and you to watch. Things look bleak for his career dreams (and this film unashamedly links success and romance - you can't have one w/o t'other) until romcom magic happens and in walks Drew Barrymore ... and now I've told you everything. Still not as offensive as one might think given my description.
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